Message in a Bottle - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Message in a Bottle Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
April 3, 2012
Costner has a free pass to be as lazy as he can possibly be, and the result is one of the most smugly alienating romantic lead performances that I can quickly call to mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 18, 2009
If it had just quit while it was ahead....
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
John Venable
December 31, 2005
Leaves one feeling empty.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Victor Olliver
August 8, 2002
If only Costner could be cast out to sea like a bottle.
| Original Score: 0/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 28, 2002
Paul Newman as a cantankerous old man steals this movie with his character's endearing forthrightness.
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
April 28, 2001
Tolerate the silly and swoony story and allow yourself to drift away in the gorgeous Caleb Deschanel photography.
Full Review | Original Score: short
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 1, 2000
Just a Degree or Two Shy of True North
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Harry Haun
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Have romantic dramas sunk so low that somebody would actually buy this bilge of goods?
Widgett Walls
January 1, 2000
Laying it on a bit thick, am I? Don't worry, so does this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
David N. Butterworth
January 1, 2000
"Message in a Bottle" bids Costner a return to his more romantic roots, but since he's in mourning throughout most of the picture, he slips into portraying The Carpenter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael Dequina
January 1, 2000
Perhaps the most disappointing thing about Message in a Bottle is that it really could have turned out to be something.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dustin Putman
January 1, 2000
It should have read, 'Memo to screenwriters: Use you brain!'
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
January 1, 2000
Next to this, the films of 'The Horse Whisperer' and 'The English Patient' could almost be mistaken for entries in the 'Die Hard' series.
Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic

Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jim Chastain
Norman Transcript
March 12, 2001
Full Review
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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